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. well, my sincere wish in the year of serpent san francisco, this great city of america, gateway to china. and the leadership of edwin lee, the first chinese american mayor ever. and the wholehearted support of supervisors, and for harmony, and new achievements in overall development. especially in his relationship with china. well, i wish everyone happy, healthy and professed year of serpent. thank you. >> i am ethnically chinese but culturally southeast asian, let me greet you in from my region. i come from the country of the little lion, singapore. and having just come from india immediately before this posting, let me also wish you amos dei. mr. mayor, and madam supervisors, congratulations on everything that san francisco has achieved. especially the openness and diversity. so as not to keep everyone from the rest of the ceremony, and the enjoyment that awaits. let me only say that i am very, very honored to be in the presence, not only of leaders elected and appointed. but serpent leaders. and i want to take this opportunity in the new year to wish you success in every good
champions, san francisco giants. >> in fact, the last time that i was at city hall was halloween 2012, right after the parade and the victory celebration and so it is great to be back and it is almost baseball season and who is ready to demand our title? i cannot wait, i cannot begin to tell you how honored i am to serve as your host for this special event, i want to welcome you officially to the san francisco mayor's office of neighborhood services black history month closing ceremony. what a way to wrap things up, we gather here to honor a living legend, ground breaking politician, activist and freedom fighter and fashion icon, the one and the only the honorable willie l. brown junior. [ applause ] growing in the area, his accomplishments and contributions to the world at large and public service were not lost on me and it is really been a dream come true for me to grow up and get to know him professionally and personally. my father and willie were acquaintances and fraternity brothers. >> when he was elected the first african american mayor i was right up there front and center in 1996 an
that san francisco has achieved. especially the openness and diversity. so as not to keep everyone from the rest of the ceremony, and the enjoyment that awaits. let me only say that i am very, very honored to be in the presence, not only of leaders elected and appointed. but serpent leaders. and i want to take this opportunity in the new year to wish you success in every good endeavor undertaken by the city. and abundance of all good things, overflowing to the lives of those whom you touch in your service. and prosperity from the soul and from the heart into what is tangible and material. so with that, let me thank you once again for this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, successful and prosperous new year. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much, and as we close, i want to have a special thank you to claudia ching, of course without her tireless effort, we wouldn't be here. give her a big round of applause. and to everyone we wish you a very happy new year [speaking foreign language] please join us for refreshments. >> hello, everybody and welcome, good afternoon. thank yo
is and all that he has done and all that he continues to do. the san francisco mayor's office of neighborhood services truly appreciates the generous support it has received during this 2013 black history month and so right now, i would like to take a moment and acknowledge our sponsors for today's event, san francisco firefighter local 798. the san francisco police association. wells fargo bank. comcast. gen renaissance foundation, at&t and paradigm assets management company and thank you all for helping us out today. we also would like to thank marcus shelby of the orchestra who will be blessing us with his talents today. >> now, the san francisco mayor's office of neighborhood services works tirelessly as a liaison between san francisco neighborhoods and city government to make sure that the voice of the neighborhood is heard and if problems and concerns are handled effectively and respectfully. and now, representing the mayor's office of neighborhood services i would like to welcome to the podium, the director miss cristina, palone. thank you. >> good afternoon. it is my h
as your host for this special event, i want to welcome you officially to the san francisco mayor's office of neighborhood services black history month closing ceremony. what a way to wrap things up, we gather here to honor a living legend, ground breaking politician, activist and freedom fighter and fashion icon, the one and the only the honorable willie l. brown junior. [ applause ] growing in the area, his accomplishments and contributions to the world at large and public service were not lost on me and it is really been a dream come true for me to grow up and get to know him professionally and personally. my father and willie were acquaintances and fraternity brothers. >> when he was elected the first african american mayor i was right up there front and center in 1996 and channel five was out there reporting and they included me in the news coverage and interviewed me and i was historical and crying and emotional and the camera lingered on my black power fist. and fast forward for when i was in washington, d.c. when i was there for barack obama first inauguration and there i went with
awards here at san francisco city hall. thank you all so much for joining us here tonight. it is an honor to be here. my name is daniel homsby and i am the program manager for the neighborhood department networks. an honor to see you here. many of the same faces for the fifth year for the men awards. let's give you an a plays for coming back. (applause) >> and celebrating one of the most important things we have in san francisco, which is our neighborhoods. without further ado, i'd like to start the program off by introducing my colleague, christina palone, the new director for the mayor's office for neighborhoods. christina palone. (applause) >> good evening, everyone. i'm happy to be a part of such a great ebit that celebrates the contributions made by residents and organizations throughout the city to make san francisco one of the greatest places to live. the mayor's office of neighborhood services also known as mons focuses on neighborhood outreach and engagement. it is an honor to be here with community leaders who are dedicated to the same principles and are positive
such as our san francisco harbor and how it is nurtured the social life, enterprise, architecture and community of the city. ~ as a san francisco resident since 1967, i have over 45 years of professional work and leadership in land use, planning, and environmental public policy arena. i have been involved in the writing and implementation of legislation which established the pre-imminent environmental institutions of today. such as bcdc, california coastal commission, state and regional water boards, state and federal environmental protection agencies, and local state parks such as the golden gate recreation area. i've held positions appointed and executive positions at these institutions. [speaker not understood] moving projects and [speaker not understood] by the community providing a spring board into the future. in conclusion, i believe my background in philosophy will be a [speaker not understood]. my goal on the commission is to build greater public awareness of the value of the rich diversity of the city's cultural history [inaudible] buildings, sites, landscapes and commun
ministering pastor here in the city and county of san francisco. so, i would ask that we adjourn the meeting in his memory today. and then the last point is sort of a point of interest and information. it is reported that the boy scouts of america today sent out 1.1 million questionnaires to its members asking a sear i of questions that ask members of the boy scouts to give their opinions on their current and long existing ban on gays serving in the boy scouts. so, it is our hope that the members of this organization, that see the point that if the military can survive with open members of the lgbt serving, certainly the boy scouts of america can survive as well. they fill out that questionnaire and once and for all get rid of the discriminatory practice that this institution has had for so many years. it doesn't make sense. it's the year 2013. let's move forward, not backwards. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor chiu. >> thank you, madam clerk. colleagues, i have two items. one is concerning something you have probably become apprised of. recently regarding new ads on our muni buse
immigrated to the great country in america and found himself in a greater city in san francisco and worked his way from very humble beginnings to a very, very successful current situation. he didn't do it just through hard work. he did it because he used a lot of vision and a lot of what he learned, i believe, back on that farm. if you put in a long day of hard work, that is considered to be a good day. and that's what i've known about mel since i met him. he is not a person that cuts corners. he is a person that follows through. he is a man of the community and i believe as a port commissioner he will understand a very complex multi-jurisdictional issues that are related to the port commission and need to be adjudicated in order for us to move forward and develop the port as we see fit. thank you very much for your time. >>>♪ with irish eyes [speaker not understood] i know that it's going to be mel murphy that you're gonna meet green eyed city, ocean city sailing slowly toward the sun green eyed city, ocean city sailing slowly toward the irish sun it's gonna be mel that you need and i k
on the bloomberg mayor's challenge. i have deep ties with the community technology here in san francisco. i joined google in 2002 which makes me a bit of a dinosaur at google, but i have a lot of colleague now who are in the tech community and ex-classmates who are now at twitter and yelp and [speaker not understood]. and i'm here applying today mostly because i love san francisco. i've lived here most of my adult life. i reese presidently became a homeowner and i intend to raise my family here and i feel this is a way to give back to my community. i did a survey of my life and decided i wanted to do more in volunteering. i've been asking people about commissions. i decided this commission was of the greatest interest to me. [speaker not understood] schools, the infrastructure of our future and generations to come. second, i'm a long-time believer and advocate of transparency. [speaker not understood] core value that i hold really dear and i think this committee is actually providing the transparency for our tax dollars. and on a personal level i've talked to people who sit on this committee. [spe
health care in san francisco. it's directed towards full seniors and disabled adults. we have four centers in san francisco. we've been around for 30 years. we enable seniors to live independently in community when they get to a point where they have difficulty managing on their own. so, by coming to adult day health care every day, they are able to have their health care managed, get social connection with other people, and maintain independence, preventing going into skilled nursing homes too soon. >> it says -- it mentions serving low-income seniors -- [multiple voices] >>> primarily because we're really focused on a medi-cal qualified population. but truthfully, we serve anyone who could also pay the private pay rate. but primarily we're looking at low-income seniors. >> thank you. are you done with your questioning? thank you, ladies, appreciate it. i just wanted to make a few comments. just, of course, as we know, this is a really difficult decision. i definitely stand by my first decision of supporting mark burns. i know that -- and i was aware of the lack of women on this p
today and thank you generally for the work you're doing for the city of san francisco. i really appreciate it. >> supervisor cohen, did you have any questions? >> thank you. so, mini, maybe you can talk to me about some of the work you've done in the san francisco greater community or some of the other communities you talk to about your civic engagement process, particularly i'm interested in the work you've done within the ethnic minority communities. ~ >>> some projects are in the greater city area. wi-fi, i tried to do it in san francisco and held community meeting in each district. really tried to engage the community to see the benefits in the potential there. we ended up building that community wi-fi in mountain view. it required a lot of outreach and it became one of these things where the community really rallied. and i felt like what we were doing was empowering the community to sort of solve problems for themselves in a really powerful way where serve a whole ecosystem of entrepreneurs sprung up to help their neighbors essentially make best use of the wi-fi that we wer
and gentlemen. i'm al williams, president of the board of directors of san francisco african-american historical and cultural society. on behalf of the society and our co-presenters, the san francisco african-american chamber of commerce, the bayview ymca, senator mark leno's office, the san francisco public library, and the mayor's office of neighborhood services, welcome to the 2013 black history month program. the 2013 black history month theme is "at the crossroads of freedom and equality, the emancipation proclamation and the march on washington." the society is the lineal descendant of the san francisco atheneum. it has been the only san francisco institution that is dedicated to documenting, preservinging and presenting true accounts of the history of people of african descent in san francisco. the society is a membership-based organization. without the hard work of our members and friends, the society wouldn't be able to present programs like today's kickoff. i'd like to take a moment here to thank members of our board of directors and the black history month committee who are here. amon
to make the infamous streets of san francisco just a little bit safer from alcohol related crime. so, we are deeply, deeply grateful for your support, for the direct involvement by supervisors avalos and mar and campos in our efforts to improve health and to promote a real meaningful partnership between our policy makers he, our community-based organizations, and one of the top medical universities in the country. and we look forward to 40 more years of helping improve the lives and health of san franciscans. (applause) >> thank you. supervisor mar. >> i want to welcome all of our guests who are here for our presentations related to black history month. and i'd like to ask supervisor cohen if you'd actually like to take my gavel and preside over the proceedings of today's commendations. supervisor. >> yes, mr. president. i'll gladly take your gavel. [laughter] >> all right. are you guys excited? because now is the time we're going to actually take a moment and honor many outstanding african americans who have contributed greatly to the city and county of san francisco. and as we begin to
visit people in their homes and seeing the great diversity in san francisco and watching as the diversity is pushed further and further to the outlying areas. i happen to live around noe valley and i'm watching google take over. buses that transport people back and forth and i look at that and say much like what happened to the castro area, the older people who lived there got pushed out by gays. what happens' happening now is we're having a similar pushing out to the out skirts, people who are no longer young, who are no longer perhaps working, who are no longer breeding among other things, but who do need the kinds of services that i think this task force is, you know, brought together to speak to and address. ~ and as i said, i can bring new blood to this. i have not worked deeply in the political zone and i feel as though i both missed something and avoided something. so, for my part at this time in my life, i'd like to take some of my time and put it toward that. i'm not about to retire, but i do want to change a little bit of the proportion of what i'm doing in term
, as a resident of san francisco, i am confident that mel will watch out for my interests, my neighbor's interests, your interests, and i'm confident that mel would ensure any development on the port property or be responsible and appropriate for that community. and i am confident that mel will consider how these projects will create jobs. [speaker not understood] how to create revenue for you. ~ to spend. thank you. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. i am here to support the nomination of mel murphy. i won't be singing, you will be glad to hear that. but i wanted to say that i am a recent arrival here in san francisco. i come here having expanded my business from hong kong with my wife. we've come here and opened a business here and went also to ireland. from the moment that i encountered mel, he was such an ambassador for this city, wishing that we connect with the city, you know, making it possible for us to get established here, which i am eternally grateful for. you know, i've got to know him over time and he's become a friend. and there is something about him that just his character, this ki
benefits to the port city of san francisco and to the jewel that he commented on earlier. thank you very much. >> thank you. >>> hello, supervisors. my name is frank lee. i'm a current member of the building inspection commission and i had the pleasure of serving mel murphy for the past -- for six years on that commission. i'm taking time off from work today to come here to urge you to support mayor lee's appointment of him on the port commission. the way i see it, mel is a perfect fit for the port commission at the right time. his experience development, financing, construction, and job creation will help guide the port in asking tough questions and making the right choices on although potential projects that are coming. i want to speak a little about my experience with him on the commission. i have seen mel hold everybody accountable. he asked the tough questions of staff. he even held the bad property owners [speaker not understood] of tenants. i've seen him be patient and understanding with tenants that come before our commission. so, as a resident of san francisco, i am confident th
and county of san francisco. i got to know you when i was at the board [speaker not understood] and got to continue working with you on the board of supervisors. ~ board of education i want to say someone who was a youth organizer for many years, it's often hard to get young people at the table around policy discussions for numerous reasons. a, we a policy makers are not aware of the needs of our young people. and b, it's really hard to get young people into city hall and understand often our very complicated processes, legislation, and understand the best way to give input. but the balance of figuring out just how to empower young people but also guide and mentor and train young people is a delicate balance to have. but it's great it see how beautifully you do that over the last three years. and both how young people respect and love you, also how you are able to raise young leaders here in the city of san francisco. and your work will continue on. that's one of the best parts of working with young people is that you get to watch them continue to grow after you. and they will continue
, downtown in san francisco. these places help you get your resume together. and what i did also, i went and found all the websites that would offer job training. i just put everything on one website, any type of place that would help you with a legal resource and housing, i found a place in oakland, let you stay there for 18 months and you can get truck driving skills, construction trade. upon release a lot of people don't want to go back to the same environment but they don't have a choice. [speaker not understood]. and home boy hotline is not [speaker not understood] bias, race bias, it's for men and women. i go to juvenile halls. i go to prisons, also i go to 1 11 taylor and i go to a halfway house and do a presentation every three months to let them know what the home boy hotline is based upon. i get letters all the time from prisoners and phone calls. i really didn't know nothing about the reentry council to be honest with you. i work real close with the healing circle, women in the community have been victimized by violence and their children, and matty scott, you know, kept encou
. approximately 1,000 jobs during construction, hopefully for san francisco workers and suppliers big and small. when the project is finished, it is estimated we will have 11,000 permanent jobs with all the benefits that will bring to the general fund. the developers engaged in ongoing outreach to organize labor and community advocates. i would like to see more water transportation between piers up and down the bay front. not only will this generate more revenue potential for the department, but more importantly it will make the waterfront, with its beauty and amenities, more accessible to citizens of san francisco and the bay area. i am also very interested in pier 70 master plan or its 67 acre. i am aware september 2008 san francisco voters approved proposition d to preserve and revitalize pier 70. i'm in agreement with the port's vision for pier 70. that creates a vibrant and historic district, a district that reestablishes the historic activity level, activates new waterfront open spaces, creates a center for innovative industry and integrates ongoing ship repair operations. pier 70 is the
>> good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, march the fifth, 2013. madam collect, could you please call the roll? >> yes. supervisor avalos? avalos present. supervisor breed? breed present. supervisor campos? campos present. supervisor chiu? chiu present. supervisor cohen? cohen present. supervisor farrell? farrell present. supervisor kim? kim present. supervisor mar? mar absent. supervisor katy tang? tang present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. supervisor yee? yee present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> thank you. i want to welcome our newest supervisor, supervisor katy tang to [speaker not understood]. (applause) >> and with that, ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance. [inaudible] >> colleagues, we have our january 29th, 2013 board meeting minutes. can i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor farrell, seconded by supervisor kim. without objection, those meeting minutes will be approved. madam clerk, are there any communications? >> there are no communications, mr.
. so, we are in a scramble here. who is in control here in san francisco? i'm not going to sing today, but i sure want to hear a tune or two. right now i'm so serious because all our people are curious, what's going on here in san francisco? who is in control? and i know ed lee's the mayor, but who is in control? right now the housing authority residence tenants are left unserved because everybody is scrambling together [speaker not understood]. i don't need no permission from any of these commissions. we are going to come together and make sure these residents are represented. my name is [speaker not understood] i can't say no more, but [inaudible]. big problems. >> thanks. next speaker. >>> good afternoon, commissioners, and i am here for one reason and one reason only. and that is to thank commissioner campos, my commissioner. my name is nancy rock. i am with the democratic women in action, one of two democratic women's organizations here in san francisco. supervisor campos, excuse me, but i want to directly see him particularly. this is a very good -- >> excuse me. if i can ask yo
of my successes here in san francisco is that i piloted a program with the juvenile corrections programs at a youth guided center. piloted a program called principle collaborative centers here for youth here in san francisco, helping youth out in bayview and hunters point area. people who are marginalized with a lot of disparity, helping them to get into different programs. from there, i worked with the adult populations here in san francisco for over the past 10 years, helping people to get into treatment centers throughout the city of san francisco. most of my work is very much targeted here in san francisco. i currently am a program manager here in san francisco. i also am a certified treatment counselor and currently attending college out at san francisco state university, applying for graduate school to become a social worker. i worked with the mayor with the court systems. aye i'm more familiar with the probation department. i am familiar with the reentry and i am very familiar with incarceration. i served time both in state and federal facilities in the united states. for me, it's
of health care in san francisco, and as i said earlier today, i very much appreciate everyone who is part of the negotiating operating room that resuscitated this critical project. and i also want to echo the thanks that have already been described. there are so many folks that we need to give credit to moving us to where we are today, starting first and foremost with the tremendous community coalition that has been working for many years across so many different policy and community areas. i, of course, also want to start by thanking our mediator lou jirardo who was tremendous and this project would not be where it is today without his leadership. clearly there was also tremendous leadership within the city. we need to single out ken rich for the millions of hours that he spent working on this as well as with many department heads and, of course, our mayor. and then i want to take a moment and just thank supervisors campos and farrell. i know that campos, farrell, chiu are three supervisorial names not discussed together in a sentence but each of our colleagues plate a critical and equal
cpmc to continue a baseline level of taking care of charity care in san francisco. this is a need, we know we're going to have to continue regardless of what happens with obamacare. the new term sheet continues that commitment, as well as continues to ensure that additional medi-cal [speaker not understood] patient lives will be protected. about 30,000 charity care patients per year are commited in this new term sheet and an additional 5400 new medi-cal managed care patient lives of which 1500 will come through a primary care provider in the tenderloin are part of this deal. another topic that was very important to the community is around local hire and work force training. as in the original da, cpmc will hire at least 30% of all construction jobs from san francisco, but we have also improved the provisions for future permanent jobs. originally the deal called for 40 jobs a year for five years. we used our local hiring ordinance and i want to thank supervisor avalos for his leadership on that, such that in this deal 40% of new entry level permanent jobs over the next decade which tar
7. we mostly been dealing with oakland and san francisco, but not even two weeks ago i got a lot of resources from the sacramento area. ~ i don't have a lot of resources in los angeles, but i know people down there that i refer them to if they're from los angeles. >> so, this is a very organic-style operation in that you just do whatever you have to do? >>> yes, ma'am. i'm just trying to -- just trying to do my part, ma'am. like i said, i really -- i feel bad about the things that i did in this community and the threat that i had on people's family with crack cocaine. i know i had affect on people's family. you know, when i see the things, the wildness of the children that come from, you know, not having a strong mother or father in their household, and this is a good chance when i was benefiting back in the late '80s down in the tenderloin, that that child was being affected by my benefits. so, that ain't nothing i'm really proud of. so, this is my way of trying to redeem myself, ma'am. >> thank you. >>> yes, ma'am. >> thank you. stephen fields, are you here? come on up. >>> so,
and legal services for low income survivors in san francisco. on behalf of each of my clients in the bay area and legal aid i want to thank each of you thanks. >> next speaker, please? >> good morning, i'm taylor with (inaudible) out reach and thank you again for bringing this forward supervisor cohen and all of you for supporting this legislation. we provide a wholistic legal services to primarily the api community in san francisco, but to most communities, san francisco and we have been working in the domestic violence area for over 30 years and you know that lawyers are not the answer and many of you are attorneys and have chosen to be policy makers and political leaders instead, but, we are part of a necessary network of services and when you address the criminal justice system and you go down with the district attorney, it is also important to remember that the aftermath of the criminal justice system whether it be prosecution or defense are the families, the women and children that we serve. and we are the ones that are out there on the ground, in the community, serving those needs
tell you our appreciation for renewing the commitment of san francisco to eliminating domestic violence, this is a progressive and enlightened city and there is no room in this city for violence against women, thank you. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please? >> good afternoon, supervisors beverly upton san francisco domestic violence, and i would like to thank supervisor cohen for her leadership and supervisor chiu and everybody on the committee for ending all violence against women. i want to thank the department and the status of women and the commission on the status of women, i think that under the leadership of dr. murase we have seen unprecedented healing and moving forward on domestic violence and sexual assault policies, this is all part of this package to move san francisco in the direction that it needs to go. we all know that we are headed in the right directions, and i really just want to thank my colleagues for their fine work? you know, it is very rare that we can get, a representative from every legal agency that does this work at the table. but they made time
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